Certificate: 15

Running Time: 112 mins

ADAPTED from Paula Hawkins' bestselling novel, The Girl On The Train is an edge-of-seat thriller about a passenger whose fractured recollections might hold the key to solving a crime. Erin Cressida Wilson's script attempts to pull the wool over the audience's eyes as perspectives shift between three women, who are unwittingly trapped in the same cycle of violence. Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) has self-imploded following a messy divorce from her cheating husband, Tom (Justin Theroux). She seeks refuge in the bottle and her excessive drinking induces numerous blackouts. When Rachel wakes from her drunken stupor, she has alarming gaps in her memory and on one occasion, she is covered in bruises and blood. She loses her job as a result of her drinking and Rachel covers up her lack of employment from her landlord and roommate, Cathy (Laura Prepon), by taking her usual morning train. The journey takes her past her old house where Tom is now happily settled with his mistress Anna (Rebecca Ferguson) and their baby. The train also passes by the house of a seemingly perfect couple called Scott (Luke Evans) and Megan Hipwell (Haley Bennett), and Rachel begins to fantasize about the couple's perfect relationship as a salve to the pain of her divorce. One morning, Rachel stares out of the train window and sees Megan in a clinch with another man. Megan subsequently vanishes and Detective Sergeant Riley (Allison Janney) becomes interested in Rachel's hazy recollection of events. As the finger of suspicion begins to point at Rachel, who has no alibi for the hours when Megan went missing, the booze-sodden divorcee turns to psychiatrist Dr Kamal Abdic (Edgar Ramirez) to help her regain control of her life. As Rachel will soon discover, some painful memories are best forgotten.